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CARIFTA Team 2006 Selected

April 4, 2006 – The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation has announced that the 2006 National Junior Team for the XXXV Caribbean Free Trade Association Games for Guadeloupe has been selected.
Tyfia Lee, a sophomore at North Carolina Central University and a graduate of Eudora Kean High School (EKHS), 200-meter and 400-meter; Anecia Williams, a senior at EKHS, 800-meter and 1500-meter; Juan Robles, a member of the Stars 2000 Track Club and a junior at Central High School, 1500 and 5000; Calvin Dascent, Junior Barracudas Track Club (JBTC) and Educational Complex High School (ECHS), 200, 400, and 4 x 400 relay; David Walters, Cheetah's Track Club and Charlotte Amalie High School, 200, 400, and 4 X 400 relay; Lester Liburd, JBTC, ECHS, 4 X 400 relay; Lionel Lowblock, EKHS, 100, 4 x 400 relay; Demetrius Jefferson, JBTC, ECHS, alternate 4 x 400 relay.
The athletes were selected by the member clubs and their coaches based upon their performances in local competition, including the two CARIFTA trials held in St. Croix and St. Thomas on successive weekends, Poly Relays and The Carolina Classic in Puerto Rico, the Bob Hayes Invitational in Florida and college competition performances. Athletes who have experience in the CARIFTA Championships are Robles, a bronze medal winner in the 3000 in 2004; Tyfia Lee, who hopes to improve on her performance of 2004 in the 200 and 400; and Dascent and Walters, who were finalists in the 200 and 400, all move up to the under 20 age classification. The relay team will be the first entered in this competition in several years.
The team has the support of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, which is preparing a national team for the upcoming CAC Games in Colombia and provides funding for the team. Track and field athletes for V.I.
continue to have success in CARIFTA, as was the case last year in Tobago when Sanny Eugene, JBTC and ECHS, won the gold medal in the 800 and received an athletic scholarship to the University of Louisville.
Coaches for the team for Guadeloupe are Devon Peters, head coach; Mario Toussaint, female coach; and Linda Garraway, team manager.
For more information contact the VITFF at 643-2557 or logon to: http://virginislandspace.org

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